Category: Strategic Planning

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I always enjoyed the scene in the 1980’s classic movie, The Blues Brothers, where Elwood and Jake strap a stolen speaker to the top of their 1974 Dodge Monaco cruiser and comb Chicago announcing their big event “…One night only, at the fabulous Palace Hotel Ballroom…” If only getting your political message out was as

Successful businesses find something they do best, do it better than anyone else, and do a lot of it. That is their core strength, competitive advantage or key differentiator.  –  But in every organization, there are many other things that still need to be done. So how do you keep your primary focus on those necessary elements

At the end of July, GCS is going to be celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary.  In honor of such an accomplishment, especially in an environment that is seeing many businesses fail, we’re going to be providing some historical perspectives on our growth and changes in the industry over the next several weeks. Two years ago,

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Twice a year we formally block out two days to evaluate how closely our daily activities are aligned with our strategic objectives and then make any adjustments to stay on course. In many ways it is a matter of concluding we need more of the same, just better. Last week we met again and laid out the specific

Category: ATA, Strategic Planning

I was fortunate enough to attend the American Teleservices Association (ATA) National Convention in Phoenix last week. The allure of early March in Phoenix was apparently just the prescription for many of us from the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Midwest. And, while the weather didn’t disappoint, neither did the real reasons for attending the ATA National

Posted by: George Simons, November 23, 2010

A Strategic Start.

GCS has a Strategic Planning meeting each fall to prepare for the upcoming year.  This year was no different.  On Monday, November 15th, all department heads descended on Salisbury, NC for a three-day event that included a lot of hard work, brainstorming and presentations.  Below is a brief description of how the meeting started, with a guest